BROOKLINE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Brookline Police Department is urging local residents to stay alert, after three separate mugging incidents happened over the course of one night near Coolidge Corner.
According to the Department's Facebook post, the first attack happened Tuesday January 28 at approximately 8:30 p.m.
The victim was allegedly stopped by the mugger as he reached his front porch on Bowker Street. The victim was able to get away as the suspect fled.
The second incident happened about five hours later, at around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday January 29 near the intersection of Beacon Street and St. Paul Street. The second victim was also able to get away from the mugger without losing anything of value, but reported that the suspect insinuated he had a weapon in his pocket.
Some 20 minutes later, around 1:55 a.m., a third victim was approached near Beacon Street and Pleasant Street. The mugger asked for directions before elbowing the victim into a restaurant entryway, and then demanded and took all his money while showing him a knife.
Brookline Police said the description of the suspect in all three cases proved similar. He is described as a male in his 20's or 30's, approximately 5'8", wearing a grey sweatshirt and grey sweatpants.
All three incidents are under investigation.
Article written by Brit Smith (@WBZBritSmith)
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